An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
I'm knitting for a competition. The brief is to knit a lacy top for a teenager. It must be sleeveless and put on over the head. Some months ago I looked for patterns, knitted swatches, did some mental work... Now to put the idea into practice! The pattern is Frost Flowers Top by Lankakomero on Ravelry. The chart seems overwhelming at first, but because it consists of only two motifs, repeated within rows and sequentially, I'm getting the hang of it. My cotton thread is a bit thinner than the original, so I am using smaller needles and repeating the pattern four times instead of three to get the right size. I think the firmly twisted cotton yarn should show the lace up well once it is blocked.